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November 19, 2014

By Bellingcat Investigation Team

The Audio and Visual Fund/Arts Council Norway and The Norwegian Film Institute Issue Statements on “Syrian Hero Boy”

Following the publication of the Open Letter to Lars Klevberg, The Norwegian Film Institute and Arts Council Norway, the Norwegian Film Institute has issued the following statement: The Norwegian Film Institute strongly regret the impact Syrian Hero Boy may have for aid workers and journalists working in conflict areas. The Norwegian Film Institute granted this film in…

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November 18, 2014

By Bellingcat Investigation Team

Press Release from Filmmakers Regarding “Syrian Hero Boy”

Tuesday 18th of November Press release This is in response to the attention we have received regarding the fictional YouTube- video ”Syrian hero boy.” Despite our humane and good intentions, we would like to sincerely apologize for releasing this film as real and the outcome since the film’s release. As filmmakers we take the complete responsibility…

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October 14, 2014

By Chris Biggers

Islamic State Takes Former FOB in Anbar

Islamic State has now taken over the Iraqi military outpost on the outskirts of Hit, a former forward operating base (FOB) which previously housed the US military in Anbar province. Despite US-led airstrikes, Iraqi forces have found it difficult defending against Islamic State advances and recently abandoned one of the few remaining government outposts in…

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October 6, 2014

By Chris Biggers

Islamic State Takes Position on Mount Mishtenur

Recent video published by Amak News Agency shows Islamic State taking up position on Mount Mishtenur a little over a mile outside of Kobane, a Syrian Kurdish town on Turkey’s border. Despite reports of a US Predator flying overhead possibly collecting intelligence for strikes, the Islamic State continues to advance on key areas of interest. Kobane, also…

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September 24, 2014

By Chris Biggers

US & Allies Begin Air-strikes In Syria

U.S. and Arab allies launched air-strikes across Syrian territory targeting Islamic State and the al-Qaeda-linked Khorasan group. On 23SEPT14, Pentagon officials briefing the press described the successful air-strikes as part “of a credible and sustainable persistent campaign to degrade and ultimately destroy” the Islamic State. US forces hit targets focusing on the organization’s command and…

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